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Old 04-13-10, 01:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Quel
The nerve of some people...talking about a thread with no point...then posting about a thread with no point in the 33 Twitter thread.
I have to admit that I clicked that very link, mostly because usually UMD does a pretty good job of making much of the 41 look moronic to the point of comedy. But this one was a let down.

My average ride is a little under 50 miles.
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I linked to it as pennance.
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I have no clue how many rides I've done or how far they've been. I track time and effort. Distance doesn't matter to me.
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Originally Posted by BarryJo
I like seeing how I measure up to others.
You lose.

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he didn't live long
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
he didn't live long
I saw what you did there.
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
he didn't live long
But when he as living he was long.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
You lose.

I that respect I definately come up short.
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I'll play the game

Last year....234 rides, 11951.4kms or 51.07km/ride...

This year It'll be less because I'm racing and training...Not just riding...No more junk miles for this boy...
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Can we keep this thread meaningful by posting miles and not the metric version of a mile?
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Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy
he didn't live long
You seem to know a lot about porn, G.

(now that this thread has more or less completely disintegrated)
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So far this year.....31.89 miles per ride
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Originally Posted by umd
This seems like an even less worthwhile metric than average speed...
Who would have thought it even possible?

It's a 41 phenomena. I blame myself.
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I prefer Google Docs over Mickeysoft's Excel. I love the idea of being able to update my data from anywhere in the world.

I've done 1150 miles this year, just by commuting. Further this spring I will be doing some more and longer riding untill this fall.
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Almost all of my rides start at home and end at home for a net displacement of zero.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
It's a 41 phenomena. I blame myself.

Not to be a dick about it, but actually, its a phenomenon. Didn't you learn anything at NYU, pcad?
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Originally Posted by Jive Turkey
If you're so frustrated by everyone's posts Steve, why don't you find another forum to spread your angst on.
I'm not trying to take sides, I'd just like to point out that the 41 is perhaps the best place on the internet for spreading angst.
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I haven't bothered to try and calculate my average length ride, but I don't think the median is going to be very useful given that my workouts vary significantly depending on day of the week, time of year, particular training phase I'm in, and what my next goal is.

Just as an example:
Saturday's ride was 61 miles.

Tonight's workout 4x8 minute time trial intervals, I likely won't get 20 miles in. Tonight will be harder than Saturday.

So that averages to 40 miles. Not sure that tells much.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
I haven't bothered to try and calculate my average length ride, but I don't think the median is going to be very useful given that my workouts vary significantly depending on day of the week, time of year, particular training phase I'm in, and what my next goal is.

Just as an example:
Saturday's ride was 61 miles.

Tonight's workout 4x8 minute time trial intervals, I likely won't get 20 miles in. Tonight will be harder than Saturday.

So that averages to 40 miles. Not sure that tells much.
That was kind of my point...
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2009: 68km
2010: 72km

Originally Posted by BarryJo
Can we keep this thread meaningful by posting miles and not the metric version of a mile?
1.6 x 0 = 0
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Originally Posted by Mr. Beanz
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This. I don't really keep a log of average distance though. The majority of my riding is my daily commute of 8km each way. so depsite doing longer rides my average distance will be a short distance.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Not sure that tells much.
Searching for meaning in the 41. Now there's a novel concept.

Numbers are interesting, I'll give you all that. I thought about context on my (23 mile) ride this evening, and decided to analyze my stats a bit more closely.

My most frequent ride so far this year is 23 miles (53%)
My next most frequent ride is 30 miles (20%)
Longest ride = 55 mi
Shortest ride = 23 mi

As noted at the beginning, my average ride over 732 miles is 30 miles.

I think that's a pretty representative number of the riding I've been doing.
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30 miles sometimes a bit more. Lp
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Originally Posted by Daytrip
Searching for meaning in the 41. Now there's a novel concept.

Numbers are interesting, I'll give you all that. I thought about context on my (23 mile) ride this evening, and decided to analyze my stats a bit more closely.

My most frequent ride so far this year is 23 miles (53%)
My next most frequent ride is 30 miles (20%)
Longest ride = 55 mi
Shortest ride = 23 mi

As noted at the beginning, my average ride over 732 miles is 30 miles.

I think that's a pretty representative number of the riding I've been doing.
This information is much better than simply dividing the total number of miles by number of rides to get an average. Too bad it wasn't in the first post of the thread.

There's lots of variables to influence the length of a ride, but your numbers are pretty close to mine. And I agree, excel is an easy way to keep track of mileage, which I use mainly for maintenance and archiving adjustments, etc.

And I left the angst at the door.
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Originally Posted by Daytrip
Numbers are interesting, I'll give you all that. I thought about context on my (23 mile) ride this evening, and decided to analyze my stats a bit more closely.
Don't get me wrong. I love numbers. I just didn't think you can be so reductionist as to arrive at a single number that is interesting to anyone else without any additional context.

Originally Posted by Daytrip
My most frequent ride so far this year is 23 miles (53%)
My next most frequent ride is 30 miles (20%)
Longest ride = 55 mi
Shortest ride = 23 mi
That kind of information is more interesting, now that you have provided context and not reduced it to a single number.

For April,
My most frequent ride distance was 35 miles +/- 2 (6 rides of 17)
My longest was 116
My shortest was 1.8 (3 rides of 17)
I also had 3 rides between 50 and 100, and 3 rides that were just over 14 miles (my recovery commute loop)

Originally Posted by Daytrip
As noted at the beginning, my average ride over 732 miles is 30 miles.

I think that's a pretty representative number of the riding I've been doing.
Of course, if there isn't much variation in the data, averages are more representative.

If I leave my short rides in, but merge my warmup and cooldown into the practice crit, I have an average of 32.8 miles/ride, and a standard deviation of 27.6.
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